Relación entre el uso adictivo de Facebook y el autoconcepto en estudiantes colombianos

Translated title of the contribution: Relationship between addictive use of Facebook and self-concept in Colombian students

Ana Camila García Murillo, Diana Ximena Puerta Cortés

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Abstract

The study of technological addictions has become an area of growing interest in recent years; however, in the area of Facebook addiction, there is little empirical input from Colombian samples. This study aims to identify the relationship between self-concept and the use of the social network Facebook. The sample was made up of 570 participants, 47.71% adolescents and 52.28% young Colombians, who were administered online: the socio-demographic data questionnaire, the APE Tetradimensional Self-Concept Scale and the BFAS Facebook addiction scale. The results revealed that 32.5% of the sample had low use of Facebook, 17.5% moderate use, 25.7% problematic use and 24.2% addictive use. The low use of Facebook is associated with a higher self-concept rating, while in the addictive use the self-concept rating is lower. In conclusion, the data provide evidence to understand the relationship between dependence on Facebook and lower self-concept, caused perhaps by frustration at not achieving the proposed goals, low independence in life, poor self-confidence and a deteriorated image.
Translated title of the contributionRelationship between addictive use of Facebook and self-concept in Colombian students
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)27-44
JournalRevista Virtual Universidad Católica Del Norte
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Technological addictions
  • Adolescents
  • Self-concept
  • Facebook

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